DC has always been a city of change, forward-thinking even as we struggle with and celebrate the complexities of our past. Now, our city is evolving faster than ever before, and we want to capture the excitement of our vibrant communities where culture is created every day.
The 2017 Humanitini series will explore the contemporary culture of our city, examining the people, places, and ideas that define Washington, DC today. We hope you will join us as we go on this journey, to share your story and answer the question: “What is your DC?”
As part of the 2010 Big Read, the Humanities Council of Washington, DC invited teachers, literacy advocates, and community volunteers to share inspiring stories about the work they do in the District and its connection to key themes in Ernest Gaines novel, A Lesson Before Dying.
Persistent urban re-development and an increasingly mobile population have proven to be constant threats to community cohesiveness and shared cultural heritage. The DC Community Heritage Project puts the power of community history where it belongs in the hands of residents.
This video interview with Lauretta Jackson was recorded in three parts by the Robert and Mary Church Terrell House and LeDroit Park Museum. Ms. Jackson recounts the history of LeDroit Park throughout the time of her occupation there including: her memories, the architectural history, and the biographical histories of her neighbors. The interview represents the product for the above organization's 2007 DC Community Heritage Project Grant, and is on 3 DVDs.